WHO IS DANA?
Dana Suchow, Speaker, Educator & Event Producer
Since overcoming Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and exercise compulsion that resulted in permanent injuries, Dana Suchow has become an expert in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention. In 2012 Dana founded Do The Hotpants as a fashion blog, but once she realized fashion’s unattainable beauty standards were fueling her eating disorder, Dana made the difficult decision to leave the industry and focus on activism. In 2014 Dana founded #MyBodyStory, an ongoing storytelling series created to uplift women’s voices that so often go unheard. In 2016 Dana co-founded The Ripple, a nonprofit women’s collective, empowering women to make waves in their communities through the use of workshops, TED style panels, field trips and movie screenings.
Dana work centers on giving teachers, parents and caregivers the tools they need to prevent eating disorders in girls before they start. She offers a nonclinical and holistic approach, and teaches adults how to put their children on a path towards body love, empowerment and self-acceptance. For years Dana has been working with audiences of 10 to auditoriums of over 1,000. She is a frequent Summit Panelist and Keynote Speaker, and has given 15 minute talks to 3 hour workshops. Dana works with all school levels, from Elementary School to College, appearing in person or by video. To find out more visit DanaSuchow.com
Dana currently lives in New York City and holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. You can find her on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Vogue, Huffington Post, Yahoo, ELLE, Seventeen Magazine and more!
What is Do The Hotpants?
Do The Hotpants is the name of a 60’s soul song by Mr. Jim and The Rhythm Machine. When Dana lived in San Francisco, she would play this song at dances and the nickname stuck!
In 2012, Dana started her fashion blog and couldn’t think of a better name than Do The Hotpants. Not only was it fun and energetic, it was also about clothes! And over the years as Do The Hotpants has grown into what it is today, the name has grown with it.
Do The Hotpants still evokes shorts and fun, but it has also become an empowering phrase inviting its followers to wear whatever they want without worrying about judgement of others. Want to wear those short shorts? Do it! Don’t let society dictate how you and your body are meant to exist in this world. Because your body is your home and it’s the only one you’ve got.
So ask yourself: Are you ready to Do The Hotpants?